Roswell Cottrell

(1814-1892). One of the early Adventists; writer, poet, minister. He descended from the Huguenots and was born in a Seventh Day Baptist family in the state of New York. Through reading the Review and Herald some time about 1851 and comparing its message with the Scriptures, he was led to join the developing group of Seventh-day Adventists and immediately began to contribute his talents as a writer and poet to the propagation of the faith that he had espoused. He wrote one of the earlier (1854) series of Bible lessons for the young people that was published in the Youth’s Instructor . In 1855 these lessons were bound together into a book that served as a guide to biblical study among the churches for several years afterward. After the publication office of the Review and Herald was moved ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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